WE LTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2015
Focus area: Attracting business, investment and talent to the region This focus area is about having a targeted approach to attracting businesses, potential investors, skilled migrants and students to the region. With its portfolio of learning provision in construction, engineering, creative technologies, health and social services and hospitality, WelTec is playing an important role in ensuring that the region has the skills base that will enable its economy to grow. WelTec was formally recognised by an independent panel convened by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) – New Zealand’s professional body for engineers –as having qualifications that meet international standards. WelTec’s Engineering Degree has been accepted for recognition within the Sydney Accord and the Engineering Diploma within the Dublin Accord
An Institution of Refrigeration Heating Air Conditioning Engineers Trade Show event was held in October for professionals and trades people from the local building services and engineering community.
A meeting of Natural Hazards Inc. was held at the Wellington Regional School of Construction providing information to local members of the engineering community about critical earthquake safety components in many major construction projects all over the globe and earthquake monitoring instrumentation.
During the year, WelTec published 4 editions of Connection magazine which links industry and our stakeholders with the latest WelTec news and achievements. Throughout 2015, WelTec contributed to initiatives aimed at increasing the number of international students choosing Wellington as a destination.
Throughout the year a number of events were held that supported new and ongoing business development in our region. Examples of such events included: •
In 2015, 767 International students were enrolled with WelTec of which 432 enrolled for the first time. 409 qualifications were awarded to international students in 2015.
A joint Tech To Tech - Student Engineers New Zealand event that provided an opportunity for people from local engineering and technology firms and WelTec engineering students to meet and share ideas.
The table below indicates the citizenship affiliations of the 2015 international cohort.
2015 International Student Numbers: Citizenship
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450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0